Thursday, May 2, 2013
Lakeland High School highlights student accomplishments.
Patch enjoys putting the spotlight on young people in the White Lake-Highland communities who are successful, talented and just plain awesome. This week's round up includes student accomplishments from Lakeland High School provided by Scott Rolando, teacher and Student Activities Director. 27 students from Lakeland High School represented Michigan at the International Career Development Conference. Lakeland High School's Heroes of Tomorrow Robotics (HOT) team finished as finalists of the Curie Division in the FIRST World Championship. In April, students and mentors from the HOT team participated in a packed four days of competition and conferences that included building and game strategy, programming, electronics, and team structuring. …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Congratulations to the Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Top 10 students in the class at Lakeland High School.
The following students were named the Lakeland High School Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Salutatorian and top in their class. Congratulations! (Source: Lakeland High School)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Students can now learn to drive and support the school district at the same time.
Huron Valley Schools have announced that they are now partnering with Courtesy Driving School, where part of the student drivers' tuition will be given back to the school district. "Please consider supporting and signing up for classes with Courtesy Driving School as you can see that they are providing a high quality driver education program to our students while financially aiding our District," states an email from the school district listserv. According to the email, Courtesy Driving School is one of the oldest and most reliable driving schools in the state of Michigan. It has been family owned and operated for over 40 years and has local instructors serving the Lakeland and Milford areas. Courtesy Driving School offers Segment I and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all White Lake and Highland seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The area will be off-limits to everyone.
Demolition is set to begin Monday for Baker Elementary School and Highland Middle School, according to an email from Huron Valley Schools. Fences will be erected around the properties and it is expected that heavy equipment will be on site beginning the week of April 8. According to the school district email, the demolition area is off-limits due to the fact that conditions will be unsafe for anyone other than those trained for this type of work. "We are asking for cooperation from our neighbors and others to ensure that only those with permission are on site," the email states. Due to declining enrollment and diminished state aid, the two schools were closed in 2011. The Board of Education then decided in December 2012 to demolish the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The extension was approved by the HVEA membership in voting over a four-day period. The HVS Board of Education voted unanimously in support of the measure at a special meeting on Monday, March 25.
Wednesday, March 27
HIGHLAND, MI—Huron Valley Schools (HVS) and the Huron Valley Education Association (HVEA) have agreed to a two-year extension to the existing collective bargaining agreement between the parties. The goal of the extension is to achieve longer-term financial stability for the district. Over the past several years HVS and its employee groups have worked hard to create and maintain collaborative working relationships. Decisions regarding insurance have become transparent through the use of a district-wide committee of representatives from the various employee groups. As part of this progressive contract extension, the parties will implement a Financial Review Committee and a district-wide Marketing Committee. Both groups will include …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The school's phone service will be interrupted after school hours.
Highland Elementary The service interruption will begin at approximately 4:15 p.m while the fiber optic line is being worked on. For emergencies, parents may call the district's main line at 248-684-8000, who will be able to reach the school.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A round-up of summer college and university programs offered to students of all ages.
Whether it's sports, science, engineering or music, many colleges and universities across the state and out of state offer summer programs students of all ages. For more information and registration details, contact the school or visit their website. Calvin College Cranbrook Art Institute Eastern Michigan University Hillsdale College Kettering University Lake Superior State University Michigan State University Northern Michigan University Oakland University University of Detroit Mercy University of Michigan Western Michigan University Boston University Brown University Columbia University in New York Purdue University Stanford University
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Most of the schools in the district have used four snow days this year, with the exception of three schools that are at five snow days.
This year, the winter months in the White Lake-Highland area have brought icy conditions and large amounts of snow which have resulted in four snow days for Huron Valley students, according to Chellie Francis and the Pupil Accounting Department for Huron Valley Schools. "However, Country Oaks Elementary, Johnson Elementary, and Oak Valley Middle School have all had to cancel an additional day due to power outages, and they are at five days," Francis wrote in an email to White Lake-Highland Patch. Per the pupil accounting manual, Huron Valley Schools is given six days, according to the email, which means the schools still have one more day that could be canceled before they would consider rescheduling any more days of instruction. In …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
District families can plan ahead for the coming school year.
The 2013-14 School Calendar is now available for Huron Valley Schools. The district's goal is to provide the school calendar as early as possible so that families may plan for vacations and other important events. *Early Release Days - Students attend 4 hours in the morning. The calendar is also available on the district's website at http://www.hvs.org.